The essence of who I want to become is simple: a person at a heightened state of mind and body.
In terms of the ‘body’ aspect of this journey/transformation, I had always been on a wrong path. I had forgotten about my goal, and had my focus set on aesthetics of the body.
Aesthetics should be a by-product in achieving my goal, not the other way around.
Not anymore! I re-aligned my tactics to match my strategy and ultimately, the goal:
Goal: To become a person at a heightened state of ‘body’ (translation: to have a body with above average endurance, strength, agility, and range of motion)
Strategy: Start with foundation…, developing stronger core muscles.
(At home) turkish get-ups, ab wheel roller exercises, bent-over dumbbell rows (mb planche push ups)
(At gyms) add other compound exercises: dead lifts, squats, pull ups
More quantifiable milestones to come! In the meanwhile, I did my first TGU with dumbbell at home, trying to master the proper form. Much harder than it looks!